Wool top making/worsted spinning

  • Pulcra Chemicals offers effective lubricants like SELBANA®, KATAX®, SILKOL® or SPREITAN® to be applied before carding and combing of scoured wool.
  • Pulcra Chemicals also offers softeners for the application which are used on the backwashing machine after dyeing.
  • Combed wool top requires processing aids that guarantee high quality of the final top which keep fiber damage/ -loss and neps to a minimum.
  • Pulcra Chemicals combing and carding oils, lubricants, antistats, softeners and twisting oils set quality standards worldwide.
  • By the application of Pulcra Chemicals auxiliaries high processing performance is achieved, even when sensitive fibers like merino wool, alpaca, llama, cashmere, mohair and their blends with synthetic fibers are processed.
  • SELBANA® lubricants allow a smooth opening of entanglements in carding. This will provide low noil, best yield and top performance in top making.
  • KATAX® finishes will further reduce electrostatic charges in processing.
  • The product range is continuously optimized in cooperation with renowned research institutes and machine manufacturers.
  • SELBANA® and KATAX® finishes are applied during gilling and drafting to achieve a good spinning performance without lapping and less hairiness of the yarns.
  • Oversprays, batching oils including coning and twisting oils of Pulcra Chemicals are based on sustainable raw materials.
  • GOTS certified products for wool scouring, carding and spinning are available.

Woollen-/semi worsted spinning

  • Transform staple fibers, only some centimeters long, into kilometers of spun yarn involves many complex processes.
  • The challenge is significant, and the degree of success can be measured by the quality of the yarn produced.
  • Know-how of Pulcra Chemicals helps to optimize fiber to fiber and fiber to metal friction in staple fiber processing.
  • By the application of Pulcra Chemicals auxiliaries high processing performance is achieved, even when sensitive fibers like merino wool, alpaca, llama, cashmere, mohair, zuri, silk and their blends with synthetic fibers are processed.
  • SELBANA®, KATAX®, SILKOL® or SPREITAN® formulations help to optimize yarn evenness (USTER values), yield/ romaine and minimize neps, thin and thick places, waste and dust formation.
  • The products show perfect emulsion stability and therefore they are easy to handle.
  • Effective antistatic additives like Katax® control electrostatic charge at low regain in dry and warm environments to reach best yarn quality and a smooth operation.

Needle punch operation

  • Efficient lubricating with SELBANA®, KATAX® and/ or SILKOL® in needle felt operation is important for effective carding and downstream needling.
  • The control of fiber to metal friction helps to optimize stitching forces.
  • Excessive needle wear and breakage and damaged fiber are minimized in the production of e.g. geo-textile, artificial leather, carpets and felts for the use in automotive application.
  • The product range is continuously optimized in cooperation with renowned research institutes and machine manufacturers.
  • For automotive end use, Pulcra Chemicals offers well approved lubricants with low VOC and FOG values.

Twisting/coning

  • The application of SPREITAN® in twisting helps to reduce dust and fiber fly by reducing the fiber to metal friction.
  • Especially, wool rich blends require good lubrication. SPREITAN® types are applied to improve runability at high twisting speeds.
  • SPREITAN® types are recommended by leading machine makers.
  • Pulcra Chemicals provides coning oils based on mineral oil and synthetic lubricants. Due to their excellent lubricity and wash off properties they are widely used in Polyamide and Polyester industries.